Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) is pleased to present the Staying Well Series to support caregivers, individuals, and families who could benefit from daily reflections to help guide and comfort them during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many individuals are suffering, and we hope these inspirational messages can help in some small way to lift our spirits in this very challenging time.
HPCO has connected with Eugene Dufour to inspire us with encouraging messages in this Staying Well Series. Eugene is a clinically trained Individual, Marital and Family Therapist, Bereavement Specialist, Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist and a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Facilitator. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree from King’s College at the University of Western Ontario.
Eugene has been working in the area of bereavement and trauma work, hospice palliative care, and the HIV/AIDS movement for the past 30 years. He is a past president of the Ontario Palliative Care Association and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. He is also a regular workshop presenter at the annual HPCO Hospice Palliative Care conference each April.
In 2002, Eugene was presented with the Commemorative Medal for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd Golden Jubilee by the Governor General of Canada for his work in hospice palliative care.
Eugene presently works as a Psychosocial Spiritual Care Clinician with the Huron Perth Palliative Care Outreach Team.
The Staying Well Series reflection pieces be found at this link: https://www.hpco.ca/grief-and-bereavement-supports-for-health-care-workers/